Chelsea Cowl FREE Crochet Pattern

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Let’s talk about my design, The Chelsea Cowl!  It’s a beginner friendly, super snug cowl scarf, I can’t wait to share this design with you all.

Find more: 17+ Cowl crochet pattern collection.

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The Yarn


I used 2 balls of Womens Institute (Hobbycraft) Soft & Chunky in Masarla, its 70% Acrylic, 30% Merino Wool (this colour is now discontinued, but they do have other colours to choose from – Cream, Red, Grey, Teal, Purple, Navy, Mustard, Black, Fuchsia, Neon Coral, Green, Pink Mix & Blue Mix)

Alternative yarns you could use instead –

1 ball of Bernat Maker Outdoor

2 balls of Lion Brand Hometown USA

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PERFECT AUTUMNAL ACCESSORY


The Chelsea Cowl is the perfect autumnal accessory to add to your wardrobe, that is super quick and easy to work up.  Only two stitches are used throughout, the half double crochet and also double crochet, so it really is an easy project suitable for a beginner.

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3- Willow Cowl

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Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

CHELSEA COWL – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


The Chelsea Cowl is a warm snug cowl scarf, perfect for the colder months.  Made in a chunky weight yarn, means it works up really quickly, in approximately 2 hours.

Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 7 mm / US: – / UK: 2

Hook I used: Aluminium Hook

Yarn

Yarn used:

Womens Institute – Soft and Chunky, colour – Masarla.

Hobbycraft 100g.

Yarn amount used: 

2 skeins / 7 oz / 200 g / 220 m / 240 yards

Yarn characteristics:

  • 12 ply, 5 Bulky Yarn, Chunky.
  • 70 % Acrylic, 30 % Merino Wool
  • Alternative yarn – 1 ball – Bernat Maker Outdoor, 2 balls – Lion Brand Hometown USA

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with 3rd loop hdc & clusters crocheted in rounds:

12 stitches & 9 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


Top circumference – 66cm (26”)

Bottom circumference – 84cm (33”)

Height – 20cm (8”)

Size Adjustments

  • The size can easily be adjusted by increasing or decreasing your beginning chain by multiples of 3

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


Some of the half double crochets are worked into the 3rd loop of the stitch, which can be found on the back of your work, just under your top two normal working stitches.

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Techniques You Will Need 


TECHNIQUE:

I like to place my first stitches into the back bump of the chain, this can be found by twisting the chain towards you.  It is not essential to the pattern, I just prefer the finished look, give it a go and see what you think

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Chelsea Cowl Pattern Instructions


Ch 75,

Join to 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch2, hdc in back bump of same space, hdc in the back bump of

each ch around, sl st into the top of ch 2. (75)

Rnd 2 – 4: Ch 2, hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around, slip st into the top of

ch 2. (75)

Rnd 5: Ch3, cluster in next st, *skip 2 sts, cluster in next st, repeat from *, (2

sts left, skip these) 2 dc in ch 3 space, sl st into the top of ch3. (26

clusters)

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Rnd 6: Ch3, 2 dc in space between clusters, cluster between clusters all the

way around, sl st into the top of ch3. (26 clusters)

Rnd 7: Ch2, hdc in same space, hdc in each st around, sl st into the top of

ch 2. (78)

Rnd 8 – 10: Ch2, hdc in 3rd loop of same space, hdc in 3rd loop all the way

around, sl st into the top of ch 2. (78)

Rnd 11: {Repeat rnd 5}, Ch3, cluster in next st, *skip 2 sts, cluster in next st,

repeat from *, (2 sts left) 2 dc in ch 3 space, sl st into the top of ch3. (27

clusters)

Rnd 12: {Repeat rnd 6}, Ch3, 2 dc in space between clusters, cluster

between clusters all the way around, sl st into the top of ch3. (27 clusters)

Rnd 13: {Repeat rnd 7}, Ch2, hdc in same space, hdc in each st around,

sl st into the top of ch 2. (81)

Rnd 14 – 16: {Repeat rnds 8 – 10}, Ch2, hdc in 3rd loop of same space,

hdc in 3rd loop all the way around, sl st into the top of ch 2. (81)

Finishing


Fasten off & tie in those ends! No need to block this project, Yay!

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Kelly Groves

Kelly Groves

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Kelly, hailing from Somerset in the UK, is the creative mind behind the crochet blog Crafty Cruella. Designing with her family and home as inspiration, she showcases all her creations on her platform.


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